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Nicole Hall
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Alaska Airlines Begins Daily Nonstop Flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego International Airport

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Today, Alaska Airlines began daily nonstop service to Santa Barbara, Calif. via Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) from San Diego International Airport (SAN). Alaska Airlines is the only airline that offers nonstop service between the two destinations. This is Alaska Airlines’ 33rd nonstop destination from SAN, the most of any other carrier.

“We welcome the daily service to Santa Barbara and appreciate Alaska Airlines’ commitment to providing service to yet another California destination,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “This nonstop service will provide greater travel flexibility for students, leisure, and business travelers heading to California’s Central Coast.”

Santa Barbara is known for its bountiful beaches, vineyards and award-winning wineries as well as being home to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tickets are on sale through

SAN has achieved Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation for its “Let’s Go Safely” program which prioritizes the health and safety of passengers, employees, and the community through several modifications and improvements at the airport. Health and safety modifications that have been implemented throughout the terminals, Rental Car Center, Parking Plaza, and Airport Authority administration building includes increased cleaning of high touchpoints, electrostatic spraying, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals, and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces, and face masks are required on all airport property. To learn more about what SAN is doing to ensure the health and safety of its customers, please visit


San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25-million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Authority is continuing progress with the New T1 program that will replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more efficient facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit


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